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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Corsica Chess Masters 2011 begins

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Hi everyone,

The chess news update is that the Corsica Masters 2011 has begun. As usual, all the top-seeded players won their games in the first round with only one surprise of the day being GM Cheparinov drawing Lennard Loewe (2077)

The tournament includes more than 180 players from 20 countries including the GM Fressinet, GM Sasikiran, GM Grigoryan, GM Cheparinov, GM Gawain Jones, GM Tregubov, GM Mamedov, GM Ghaem Maghami, and other titled players. Here is a cool video from Enjoy.

You can access the official website at this link where you can also watch the live transmission of the games. 
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  • At October 23, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's fun. Chess players making it fun for fans.

  • At October 23, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    Should be an interesting tournament. I am rooting for Sasikiran naturally. I feel his potential has been underutilised. He should play more often.

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Brenda Kroll, Berlin said...

    Where are the Germans?

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I'd say where are the girls?

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM , Anonymous J.L. Vienna said...

    Girls are a big distraction at chess tournaments and if they are your opponent in the first round its much pressure. At least I think so.

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous Keith Schmidt, Berlin said...

    A tournament is very dull without any girls. Yeah you are under pressure when playing one but that's ok i would still like to have them around.


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